The newly renovated Harding Waterfront Estate in Mississauga is one of the most popular venue spaces in Mississauga. It boasts waterfront access, manicured landscapes, pond and of course the estate itself which all combined offers plenty of options for stunning photos.
Both Carly + Marcos got ready at the estate which was flooded with natural light and an abundance of space to photograph – just a dream! I was able to bounce from one room to another without missing any action!
The bridal suite has oversized windows and can accommodate many people. I love to shoot with natural light whenever possible so this room was just perfect.
There were many sentimental moments throughout the day. Sadly, Carly’s father had recently passed away and her gift to her mom was engraved with “walk me down the aisle.” I have to say that there were no dry eyes in the room…including mine. Having lost my father as well – I could relate to their pain and I’m sure she wanted nothing more than to have him there.
The outdoor ceremony overlooking the pond and views of the lake was just wonderful. With ample space to move around, I was able to easily capture beautiful candid moments shared by the guests and family members.
After the ceremony, we roamed the large property and had a relaxed private photo session. I always try to whisk my couples away, not just for the photo opportunities, but to have a quiet moment to take this all in. This was the wedding day that they have been planning for months. They deserved to take a moment and see it all come to fruition and savour all of the love and happiness filling their hearts that day.
If there was one thing that stood out for me most, it would have to be Carly’s dance with her brother. With her father’s passing, her brother stepped in and danced with his sister for the “father-daughter dance”. I don’t think I have ever felt so touched. It was incredibly emotional and an honour to photograph.
I hope that you find my photos of these very special, raw moments to have been captured gracefully, beautifully and truthfully.
Below is a collection of my favourites I’d like to share with you.